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Pitcairn Islands


    • Affiliation:
      (dependent territory of the UK)

    • Location:
      Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Peru to New Zealand

    • Map references:
      Oceania

    • Area:

        total area:
        47 sq km

        land area:
        47 sq km

        comparative area:
        about 0.3 times the size of Washington, DC

    • Land boundaries:
      0 km

    • Coastline:
      51 km

    • Maritime claims:

        exclusive fishing zone:
        200 nm

        territorial sea:
        3 nm

    • International disputes:
      none

    • Climate:
      tropical, hot, humid, modified by southeast trade winds; rainy season (November to March)

    • Terrain:
      rugged volcanic formation; rocky coastline with cliffs

    • Natural resources:
      miro trees (used for handicrafts), fish

    • Land use:

        arable land:
        NA%

        permanent crops:
        NA%

        meadows and pastures:
        NA%

        forest and woodland:
        NA%

        other:
        NA%

    • Irrigated land:
      NA sq km

    • Environment:

        current issues:
        deforestation (only a small portion of the original forest remains because of burning and clearing for settlement)

        natural hazards:
        typhoons (especially November to March)

        international agreements:
        NA






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